The Student Finance Office is located in Student Central on Level 4 of the Central Services Building on the main Queensgate Campus.
The Student Finance enquiry desk is open from 10.00am to 4.00pm (Monday to Friday) during term time and between 10.00am and 2.00pm out of term. Outside these hours our services are available through iPoint.
The cash office is open 10.00am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm during term time, and 9.00am- 1.00pm out of term.
The Student Finance Office can provide support and advise all students regarding financial issues including:
We understand that by choosing to study with us you are making a big financial commitment. We want to make sure you understand exactly what your fees will cover and what additional costs you will need to budget for when you decide to become a University of Huddersfield student.
|What is included:||What is not included:|
Lectures, seminars & tutorials
Compulsory field trips
Access to the library
Access to computer facilities
Support & wellbeing services
Students' Union membership
Graduation ceremony, guest tickets and reception
Textbooks you want to buy
Optional field trips
Your personal computer/laptop/tablet
Travel costs for work experience/placements
Gown hire for graduation and photography
Personal membership of professional bodies
Student immigration and visa costs
Additional programme costs
Lectures, seminars and tutorials – The amount of contact time will vary depending on which course you are studying (for example science based subjects tend to have more contact time built into the course whereas courses such as English and History place more emphasis on independent study). You can find out the details of the contact time for a course using our course finder tool.
You can also expect to be given a personal tutor when you start your course and you will have some one-to-one appointments with them to discuss your progress throughout the course.
Field trips – if you need to go on a field trip to pass your course or it will make up part of your assessments, your standard travel and accommodation costs will be covered by your tuition fees. Although you will still need to pay for your own food, drink and souvenirs. We strongly recommend that students consider taking their own insurance out especially if you find time for white water rafting and other adventurous activities.
Access to the library – We have a well-stocked library and, as part of your tuition fees, you will be able to access the library whenever it is open and also use our electronic libraries to access papers and journals. We hold copies of the books on the reading lists for each course for you to borrow and much of the reading material will also be available for you to read online.
Computing facilities – As a student you will be able to access our computing facilities on campus to help with your studies. We also offer a ‘laptop lending’ services so that you can borrow a laptop to use for 48 hours.
Student support services – Coming to university is about more than just studying for a degree and can take some getting used to. We offer lots of student support services and careers counselling to help you make the most of your time at the university.
Students' Union – Your tuition fee will cover the costs of you becoming an member of the National Union of Students. The Union is there to look out for the best interests of our students and can offer you an independent source of help and advice if you need it whilst at university.
Admin stuff – Behind the scenes we do lots of other stuff for you like registering you on your course, providing you with hand outs and arranging for you to sit your exams. We don’t charge you for resits unless you have failed a module entirely and then there will be additional fees charged. We also include the costs of attending your graduation ceremony (although not any optional extras, such as photographs).
Books – Although copies of your necessary books are available from the library, many students choose to buy their own copies of key texts and the cost of buying text books is not included in your tuition fees.
Course equipment – It goes without saying that you will need to provide your own pens, paper and other basic stationery; however some courses will require you to buy specific equipment and materials for that course, particularly on art, design and fashion courses where you may need to (or wish to) buy additional materials for your projects. To help you, we have put any extras you will need to pay for on the course information.
Printing – you will be able to print off some of your course materials and we do provide printing services on campus. If you choose to use the on campus printing facilities, there will be a small charge for each page you print.
Optional activities – coming to university is a good opportunity to try new things and join student societies or the gym and you should budget for these costs.
Field trips – some courses may offer field trips to enhance your learning experience. Where these are optional and do not form part of your assessments, you may be asked to pay for them.
Computer – although we have computing facilities on campus (and our laptop lending service) which you may use, we will not provide you with your own computer/laptop and if you want to have your own computer you will need to purchase one. For computer based courses you may need a high spec computer.
Work experience and placements – If you go on work experience or work placement, you will need to fund your own travel costs to and from the placement. If you are taking a placement year, you should read our Tuition Fee page to see what fees you will need to pay us during that year. Please be aware that if you are outside the UK, you will still be responsible for your living expenses and may need to consider issues like health care and insurance costs.
Other costs – if you are on a professional course which requires you to hold personal membership of a professional body, you will need to pay for your membership yourself. Similarly, if you are doing a course which requires DBS or Occupational Health checks, you will have to pay for those. We have put on our course finder information to show where there are such charges for a particular course.
Living expenses – your tuition fee covers your tuition costs but, of course, you will have all your other day-to-day living costs that make up your expenses like food, travel, accommodation, toiletries and clothing. If you are eligible, the maintenance part of your student loan will help cover these. We’ve put together a webpage so you can read about much living in Huddersfield is likely to cost you.
Student immigration and visa costs – where you require a visa to study in the UK or a visa for travel to another country as part of your course you will need to pay these costs yourself.
Additional programme costs - These apply to postgraduate research courses only. Read more about additional programme costs.
Funding for PGCE lifelong learning, secondary and primary school teacher training available to PGCE students:
The tuition fee for PGCE students in 2016/17 and 2017/18 is £9,000. Find out more information about financial support available to PGCE students on the UCAS website.
You don’t have to pay the loan back while you study. It will only be repayable when you have left the course and earn over £21,000 a year.
You apply for the tuition fee loan as part of your application to Student Finance England for loans and grants. Student Finance England will pay your fees direct to the University.
When you enrol we will ask you who will be paying for your fees and whether you have requested a loan. If you have not taken the loan, we will send you an invoice for the fees, which will require payment in full during the relevant academic year.
The Department for Education provides financial support for trainee teachers. You could get £30,000 tax-free while you train, either as a bursary or prestigious scholarship.
The eligibility requirements for financial support vary depending on your individual circumstances and the amount you can expect to receive will depend on the subject you choose to teach and your degree classification and relevant academic qualifications. If your degree isn’t in the subject you wish to teach, you may be eligible for a funded course to increase your subject knowledge before starting your training.
For more information on the teacher’s training bursary visit the Department for Education's website.
You can also apply for a maintenance loan to help with your living expenses. When you apply you will be able to state how much you want to borrow. You apply to your local authority as part of your application for a tuition fee loan and for the government grant.
|Student studying for a full academic year||Maximum available|
|Living at home||£6,904|
|Living away from home, outside London||£8,200|
The amount you can borrow is means-tested and will vary depending on your household income.
If you are due to receive a maintenance loan, this will be paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term by the Student Loan Company.
Further information on student financial support via Student Finance England may be found on the Directgov website.
Students who have a University of Huddersfield undergraduate degree are eligible for a £500 fee scholarship. If you have qualified with a first class or upper second class Honours degree in the year immediately preceding your entry onto the Social Work MSc you will be eligible for a £1000 fee scholarship.
The NHS Business Services Authority currently offers a national Social Work bursary to eligible postgraduate students based on the selection criteria outlined below. Please note that this is subject to government review and could change for the forthcoming academic year.
You may be eligible for funding for your social work training through the Social Work Bursary administered by the NHS Business Services Authority. There is a national cap on the number of bursaries that are available which means that not all students will be allocated a bursary.
In 2013 the Department of Health announced that Social Work Bursaries for students entering approved postgraduate social work courses from the 2013/14 academic year onwards would be capped per institution. The document detailing the process of allocation of bursaries is available at the Department of Health website. The University would advise that you read the guidance contained in those packs carefully if you think that you might be affected by the changes detailed in them.
The University of Huddersfield has applied the inclusion criteria set out in the Department of Health's document 'Information for HEIs', all of which are requirements for being offered a place on the course. If the number of students exceeds the bursaries available the University will then prioritise based on degree classification and grade and provide the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) with a full list of students ranked on this basis. The NHSBSA will then assess the list provided for eligibility in accordance with their own procedures. Candidates will be required to provide confirmation of their degree classification and overall grade awarded for their undergraduate degree. It will be the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that this is available to the admissions team.
Please note that the bursary process is separate to the University admissions process and offer of a place on the course. All students may still be eligible for and can still apply for the Practice Learning Travel Element of the bursary. As not all candidates will be put forward for a bursary we would recommend that you consider how you will fund your studies if you are not allocated a bursary.
If you wish to discuss how this may affect you and where alternative support might be found you may wish to visit the University’s Student Services or the Students’ Union Advice Centre both based in Student Central.
Please note, if you are already in receipt of a Social Work or NHS bursary you will not be eligible for a tuition fee loan.
We offer a postgraduate progression bursary to continuing students undertaking a full-time or part-time MA/MSc who gained their undergraduate degree with us. These bursaries are calculated as part of the invoicing process when you enrol onto a postgraduate course with us and fee invoices are adjusted to show the net amount owed, minus any bursary award.
Bursaries are available to UK and EU students who meet the following criteria:
Available to all University postgraduate taught qualifications (full-time and part-time) except NHS, Initial Teacher Training, Diploma in Architecture and distance learning courses.
Research degrees can represent a natural progression for the best graduates. If you have earned a first-class degree or a Postgraduate Master’s degree with distinction you may be eligible for one of our research scholarships.
We run a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship scheme for University of Huddersfield graduates. Your application is assessed on the quality of your proposal, research topic and potential to engage in teaching.
The breadth of research degrees available at Huddersfield reflects the range of fields, in which the University advances research, innovation and collaboration.